The test will check his elbow and biceps area after the closer complained of soreness this week. Perkins has surrendered 10 earned runs in 7 1/3 innings over his last eight appearances.
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Manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Pagan is feeling much improved and feels he can return to the lineup Friday. Pagan, who hasn't played since Sunday, has hit .302/.342/.391 with three home runs, 27 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 381 at-bats.
Reed (1-6) came on in a tied game to start the ninth inning. He walked the first batter he faced and struck out the next man up before things turned south in a hurrt, with a single and a walk loading the bases and another single bringing two runs home. Reed has allowed five earned runs in 3 1/3 innings over his last four outings. He owns a 4.13 ERA and 66:15 K:BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings.
Only a two-out error prevented Casilla from recording a 1-2-3 inning. He's now delivered back-to-back scoreless appearances after giving up runs in three of his five previous outings. Casilla owns a 1.82 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 43:15 K:BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings.
Romo (6-4) threw 12 of his 14 pitches for strikes while delivering his third straight scoreless outing. After struggling in June and losing the closer role, he's performed well over the last month and a half, giving up just two earned runs in 13 1/3 innings since the beginning of August. Romo owns a 3.90 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 57:12 K:BB ratio in 55 1/3 innings.
Chafin gave up a run in the top of the second inning on an RBI double, but his offense responded in the bottom half of the inning with a run to tie the game. The starter then surrendered another run in the fifth on a sacrifice, but the offense picked him back up again in the next half-inning to keep the score tied. Chafin has been solid in two starts despite having an issue with free passes. He owns a 1.64 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 5:6 K:BB ratio in 11 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins Tuesday.
Bumgarner wasn't able to pick up win No. 19 after earning wins in his last five starts despite delivering his ninth straight quality start. He's currently scheduled to make two more starts, beginning with Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Dodgers, so he still has a chance at reaching the 20-win mark. Bumgarner owns a 2.91 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 214:43 K:BB ratio in 210 innings.
Smith was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a tweaked hamstring but drew a walk in a pinch-hit appearance. He has hit .266/.368/.444 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI in 414 at-bats.
Almonte hasn't been able to start since Sept. 6 while recovering from an ankle sprain, though he did appear as a pinch hitter this past weekend. He owns a .232/.278/.333 line with three home runs, 15 RBI and four stolen bases in 198 at-bats.
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